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that was very random. >> that was not awkward, that was uncomfortable. listen, vladimir putin, a source of unending comedy. i'm worried about making fun of him because i want to stay on planet earth. >> you knew about this story years ago? >> yes, he stole the ring. what happeneded is kraft gave him the ring, he said, you could kill a man with this, and then put it in his pocket. happy birthday, newt. and barry manilow. make sure you catch the album this fall. now let's go to chuck. he's in ireland. thank you so much for being with us. we'll see you tomorrow. president is in northern ireland today for a meeting with eight of the most powerful countries in the world. tensions a little high as syria tops the agenda.
with the u.s. and russia on opposite sides, obama and putin are set to have a one-on-one meeting in a few hours. adding to the cold war-like atmospheri atmospherics, another disclosure from nsa leaker snowden. this type, revealed that britain spied on world leaders including russian's president during two summits in 2009. even had a little u.s. help. back at home, marco rubio says the senate's immigration reform bill is almost ready. where does the house stand? seems a bit confusing. we'll get the reality check from a big player on this issue. good morning from ireland here. i'm just across the border from where the g-summit itself is going. my man peter alexander is going to be holding down the fort in d.c. let me get right to my first reads of the morning before passing the baton. president obama's a bit knee
deep in g-8 summit politics. he's participating in meetings to the run-up between all eight leaders later today. he's finishing up with prime minister david cam ran. i'll get to more on that. before getting started on all of that tricky diplomacy of this trip, the president, accompanied by the entire first family, began the day in belfast. first up was a speech to a mostly younger audience there. a city which of course has been ripped apart by sectarian conflict, but it's thriving under the good friday peace agreement brokered by the u.s. 15 years ago. >> you set an example for those who seek a peace of their own. because beyond these shores in scattered corners of the world there are people living in the grip of conflict. you're their blueprint to follow. you're their proof of what is possible. because hope is contagious. they're watching to see what you
do next. >> but of course bringing economic growth to northern ireland is not really the top of the president's agenda. the focus of these two days here at the g-8 at this lakeside resort in ireland was supposed to be the economy, trade. the meetings will be dominated by an issue that was not on the agenda. syria, as the u.s. and most of its western allies troo toy figure out a way to prop up that opposition in the country's two-year-old civil war. the old g-7 basically came together as a way to -- a bit of a counterforce to the soviet union. and now of course this country, number eight, russia. vladimir putin has stuck by syria's leader bashar al assad. in fact, before arriving in northern ireland, putin met with british prime minister david cameron. his comments after that meeting
seemed to foreshadow a cold war-like exchange over syria with president obama when the the two meet later today. >> in regards to the supplies of weapons to the assad government and as regards to who has the blood of the children and peaceful citizens of syria, i believe you will not deny that the blood is on the hands of both parties. >> of course, president obama has been a very reluckant supporter of arming the syrian opposition. and it's meant he's gotten a lot of backseat driving over what to do on the issue from members of congress from both parties. >> the reality is we need to tip the scales, not simply to nudge them. and the president's moving in the right direction. you can't just simply send them, you know, a pea shooter against that weapon at the end of the day.
>> in the next months, jordan's going to go and israel will be surrounded by a syria on fire, jordan more radical and egypt more radical. the whole region's about to blow up and our foreign policy to me, i don't understand it. whatever it is, it's not working. >> as you can see, it's a big test for president obama here on the world stage. this may not have a dope mmesti political impact but his ability to stare down putin, try to convince put be to sit down, back off supporting assad, doesn't appear he's going to get what he wants, but we'll see how this meeting goes later today. >> chuck, on that very topic right now of course over the weekend we know iran elected a relative moderate, hasan rohani. just as iran plans to send troops to syria to prop up the regime there. give us a sense of that election in iran for syria, certainly to be among the conversations that take place there this week. >> as you know, peter, the
so-called p-5, plus one. there's various different groups. in the same as there's gangs of 20 or 8 in the senate, there's always these cobbled together, multinational groupings of world leaders that deal with certain issues. the p-5 plus one includes many folks here at the g-8. the issue of iran and whether this election truly is sort of the first step in trying to sit down with iran, does iran only want to sit down with the united states, or will they sit down with the group of five nations, which also includes china. you have russia, germany has been a big player on that, more so than most, and the united states. i wouldn't be surprised if you hear from the president and perhaps doing so in a group setting or maybe even waiting till he goes to germany in a couple days when he's with merkel to talk about what this iranian election means to the nuclear issue. >> and also just perhaps to optimize the awkwardness that takes place at any event like
this, as the "guardian" reports great britain spied on world leaders in two london summits in 2009. are you hearing from senior administration officials on that? how is that affecting things? >> i tell you, i have. and some veteran administration officials, some of whom are political in nature and some of whom have worked on both sides, members of both parties. basically say this is a nonstory. they say nobody should be shocked that foreign governments try to spy on each other at some of these summits. that said, there already is this sort of air of a lack of trust. i don't want to say it's distrust. particularly between the president and vladimir putin. they don't have a great relationship. the president did supposedly have a very good relationship with putin's predecessor. now with the news that came out that we were involved, that the u.s. government was involved
spying on him, it adds to that tension. then again president obama can play the super bowl ring card on putin. a little lighter but i feel like we're having flashbacks to some bad cold war movie from the '80s. >> i know the foreign press was met with trays of guinness when you arrived. we'll let you get back to it. appreciate it, chuck. >> thank you. >> we'll have more with chuck todd shortly in europe. we want to move on. there are unconfirmed reports nsa leaker snowden has applied to the unhcr for asylum. he is bleaelieved to still be i hong kong. the debate over the nsa's surveillance programs continues. on fox, dick cheney defended the programs, saying snowden violated the law and might be a chinese spy. >> i think he's a traitor. i think he has committed crimes
in effect by violating agreements given the position he had. >> but instead of condemning snowden, former alaska governor sarah palin wrapped up the conservative faith in freedom conference by blasting the quote orwellian u.s. government. listen. >> our government spied on every single one of your phone call, but it couldn't find two pot smoking deadbeat bostonians with a hot line to terrorist central in chechnya. really? >> the debate has produced odd bedfellows. they include the colorado senator who says he plans to introduce a bill that far rose the scope of the patriot act which allows the collection of phone records. >> you have a law that's been interpreted secretly by a secret court that issues secret orders to generate a secret program. i just don't think this is an american approach. >> meanwhile, the white house is
defending the programs. take a listen. >> does the president feel that he has violated privacy of any american? >> he does not. i think you'll hear the president talk about this. the president is not saying, this goes to the heart of the change, he made in 2009. the president is not saying trust me. the president is saying, i want every member of congress on whose authority we are running this program, to understand it, to be briefed about it. >> that was the white house chief of staff who noted the white house does not know where snowden is now. concern on capitol hill was not enough to keep members in town on a thursday afternoon. only 47 senators attended a classified briefing on the nsa surveillance programs. we bring in the political editor. give us a sense. this continues to dog the white house, these conversations about the nsa.
and as we've witnessed today, there are more documents that are coming out. one awkwardly timed, right at the start of the g-8 summit. how significant an issue does this continue to be dogging the white house? >> it's a debate you're going to hear. the way to think about the nsa surveillance is it's another nick of these different cuts. whether it's congress looking in to the irs or the nsa. surveillance. the latest snowden leak. it's just yet another cut that the obama white house is having to endure, which has been a rough month for hip. as you mentioned, this is really strange bedfellows of opposition to this. you have the libertarian right aligning with the progressive left. when you go on capitol hill, this is a minority. the majority or the establishment folks, the people who have been in power, in office since 9/11, who say, look, this is a very important tool for us to have. you are seeing this alliance which you rarely see between the very, you know, the very left
and the libertarian folks. i would probably argue that sarah palin probably falls into leading the tea party. >> i want to ask you about some news breaking. organizing for action. that is the sort of wing of the obama administration that is outside the administration itself, has launched its first ad now in support of the health care effort. it's called impact. trying to explain exactly how this process will work. the signup begins october 1st. how relevant and how important is this right now? >> oh, it's very important. organizing for action came into existence to push the president's agenda in his second term. i would argue there's probably no bigger agenda item. we're talking about immigration reform. the implementation of the health care law is very important for them. particularly when it compaes to the base of the supporters president obama has. a lot of those folks are the
people who are uninsured. >> it sounds like exactly what they can do to help accommodate. appreciate it. coming up, more on the showdown over syria happening at the g-8. plus, is a new era ahead for iran? voters chose a moderate cleric to replace the controversial mahmoud ahmadinejad. what that change at the top will mean for the u.s. that's next. and it is decision day at the supreme court. we're waiting on a series of major decisions. they include prop 8, doma, the voting rights act of 1965. many of which really could come down within this next hour. we'll keep you posted on that. and look ahead at some of the other things on today's planner. the president, overseas. we'll be covering his remarks. his meeting with the russian president vladimir putin takes place at 1:30 eastern time today.
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last year, asad was isolated. he had very few friends. he was hanging by a thread. this year, he's entrenched with hezbollah, iran and russia. stronger behind him than ever. i think our goal should be in the short term is to balance the military power and providing small arms won't do it. >> that was senator lindsey graham on nbc's "meet the press" predicting that america's offer of weapons is not enough to help the syrian rebels. the rebels themselves are suggesting it may be too late. they're anticipating an all out battle for the country's largest city of aleppo any day now.
the senior correspondent from daily beast." we'll start with you, steve. give us a sense of this time frame. the u.s. says several months later in the eyes of the rebels, we'll get involved, we'll give them small arms. is this too little too late, given that aleppo, if it falls, they're in deep trouble? >> hezbollah has been a game changer for assad. coming in, taking some the key rebel strongholds. we see reports iran is planning to send 4,000 boots into syria itself. whatever the intentions of the administration to try and help, and the deputy national security adviser outlined they would try to do something. that is still very unclear. to improve the cohesiveness of the opposition. but just sounds like it may be too little, too late. i think the broader concern i have is why. what is the broader straw teengic map we're trying to fix
here? and that's not getting addressed. >> the question i asked ben rhodes last week was how does giving small arms say to assad, hey, chemical weapons is a no go for us. you spoke with the general with the free syrian army, the head of the supreme military council. he told you he hasn't heard from the u.s. yet. >> we should see this as an increptal change. the details have not been worked out. that's what's to be discussed this week. the syrian rebels haven't heard anything. they have a lot of skepticism they're going to get what they want when they want, in time that they need it. overall, they're just frustrated with a united states policy they see as not meeting their needs. obama's trying to change the balance on the ground toward getting a political negotiated solution. there's not a lot of evidence that giving the rebels weapons will increase the chance of a negotiated solution. >> and iran right now arizons a
backdrop. a more moderate president. i think some question how moderate he really is. what, if any, power does the president in iran actually have over the nuclear weapons program? >> not a lot. the supreme leader has the power. we're always reduced to wanting to turn the presidents into a typology of the u.s. president, that they have the same kind power, and they don't. he's more moderate than others in the field. clearly a signal to the supreme leader. he kind of reminds me -- i know this will sound terrible. kind of like a barack obama who comes in. there's a lot of aspirations. he's going to have to find something nasty to take action on in order to show he's not as moderate. to dispov marove many of those. >> josh, i want to get a sense, does this offer a real shift in
the politics between the u.s. and iran? as we just noted, are we -- >> the main difference between this new leader and barack obama is barack obama was elected. this guy was chosen in a very sort of convoluted rigged style. basically the interests of the u.s. and iran on these issues have not changed. they still are -- see it as in their national interests to produce a weapon. therefore the negotiations between the u.s. and iran. >> the most interesting conversation at the g-8 right now is the one that happens between president obama and vladimir putin. he said, hey, we're not really convinced assad folks are the really bad guys here. what do you expect? >> a division that's unresolved. there was a readout of the
discussion where putin said we feel sorry for people who died in a mosque who caught fire. it was all warm and fuzzy. we've had lots of cabinet members going back and forth to russia. tom donnel on the national security adviser and others. now we're flipping a different strategy which is to isolate, embarrass and try to use peer pressure to force russia. that's giving russia latitude and power. i suspect that russia's enjoying this moment. >> i think we'll leave it there. thank you. up next, developing news on the health of nelson mandela and britain's prince philip as well. first, today's trivia question. who's the most recent president to not visit northern ireland? first person to tweet the correct answer. you can go to @dailyrundown as well. the answer coming up. [ female announcer ] are you sensitive to dairy?
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we're back with more of "the daily rundown." in turkey, unions calls a strike to protest the crackdown on demonstrators. warning, if they participate in the demonstrations, they could face legal consequences. yesterday riot police cordoned off streets and fired tear gas and water cannons. the police maintained the lockdown in the square today by barring vehicles. nelson mandela is spending his tenth day in the hospital today. according to south african president jacob zuma, mandela remains in serious condition but he is improving. today mandela's wife says she's
overwhelmed with support and generosity from around the world and says the family are grateful for messages of support. other to london where britain's prince philip was released from the hospital this morning. the 92-year-old duke of edinburgh was seen walking out, standing on his own and waving. the palace says philip is in good condition. he's supposed to be in good spirits. they'll continue to take type to recover over the next two months. chuck is going to join us again next. he is live in ireland where the conversation was supposed to be about the economy. clearly that ain't happening right now. plus congressman mario diaz vallard will join us on the fight for immigration reform. ♪ 99 bushels of wheat on the farm...99 bushels of wheat! ♪
we're back now. senators on both sides of the aisle are predicting their immigration reform bill can pass with 60, maybe 70 votes. but house lawmakers have not yet embrace ed it. joining me now is mario diaz-balart, immigration working group in the house. we appreciate you joining us. thank you. >> good morning. tomorrow, the house judiciary starts debating stand-alone bills as opposed to a comprehensive package. are you frustrated the debate won't begin with a comprehensive package from your group? is it better to debate one singular refor package? >> ideally, this group i've been working with now for four years would be able to finalize a bipartisan agreement. that just hasn't happened yet. the house is going to continue to move forward. i'm hoping we'll be able to continue to have a bipartisan proposal to bring forward to the house in relatively short order.
in the meantime, it's important the house do what it's going to do. ultimately, hopefully, they'll be a bill we can conference on. we'll pass the bills and go to conference. it's about time we solve what is obviously a broken -- fix what is obviously a broken immigration system. >> give us a sense right now. where does your group's legislation stand at this time? >> we've had an agreement. we've had an agreement once. then unfortunately, i think it's coming from the democratic leadership. a deal that we had already agreed on and, again, i think it's coming from nancy pelosi. we had to reopen the deal. we all announced we had reached an agreement in principle. on a second occasion, we had to reopen the same issue that had already been reached. where we had already reached an agreement on a second time. i think the problem we're running into is nancy pelosi. i'm not sure if she wants a
bill. i will tell you what, the group that i'm negotiating with -- >> nancy pelosi is the biggest problem you're dealing with now? >> i don't think it's the folks i'm negotiating with. on the issue of -- look, there's a couple of key components for any bipartisan solution. we need to make sure we have interior and border security. we have to have a modernized legal system so people can come legally to the united states. then deal with the folks who are here, making sure they don't become a public charge. the issue with that is only one. we've only had one outstanding issue, which is the health care issue. we've had two greepts on that issue. both times, the folks i've negotiated with are having to back trak on their agreement. >> isn't the conservative caucus causing a lot of the problems right now?
and republicans acknowledged, could concede them? a large population of latinos going forward. i'm convinced the best way to do this is a bipartisan proposal. here's the issue here that we're dealing with. should the taxpayer be stuck with the bill over the health care of 11 million people? or should those folks who are going to be legalized, earn legalization, should they be responsible for their health care bill? that's the issue we haven't solved yet. i think once we do that, we'll have a bipartisan proposal. then comes, frankly, the second big hurdle. which is can we pass a bipartisan comprehensive bill through the house? that will be difficult, but i'm
optimi optimistic. >> let me ask you specifically about some reporting that's been done by the washington examiner about the speaker of the house who said specifically the reporting suggests that he would abide by the hastert rule, effectively saying they wouldn't bring a bill to the floor without a majority of republicans. is that the right move? >> i think the right move is to make sure we have bipartisan support frankly. i'm less concerned about, you know, if it's, you know, how many republicans, how many democrats. i think we have to have buy-in from both. >> you'd be satisfied if it wasn't a majority of the majority? >> i think an issue of this importance, the best thing we can do for the country is to have a strong bipartisan support. i know that's a difficult task. i think that's the best thing we can do for the country. >> congressman, we appreciate your time, thanks so much. the g-8 summit has become a test of president obama's second
term international leadership as the president returns to europe for the first time in two years. it is a continent he's heading to that's anxious about its economy, the escalating civil war in syria and one that lost a significant degree of confidence in the u.s. as a global leader. chuck is back with us from ireland. give us a sense how the president is being greeted in europe and what he can do to shift his dynamics in a continent that's fallen at least a little bit out of love with him. >> there were oversized expectations for him. the european liberals in particular. obviously, were no fans of president obama. barack obama's election was a big deal to a lot of europeans, particularly those on the political left. we can only remember that speech that he gave in berlin as a candidate and how many hundreds of thousands of people showed up for that.
even his first trip, i remember traveling here. it was just an enormous amount of attention. you could tell -- this is not to say he is unpopular here, but in the say way it that you see some former supporters on the political left in the united states, sort of being disappointed. disappointed with the nsa story. disappointed on gitmo. things like that. you see that same thing over here with some european liberal leaders here. upset for instance that president obama's done very little on climate change. the issue of climate change in particular very important to europeans. never have been a high priority to american voters in that same way. there was this sense that a lot of european leaders thought the president would bring that issue to the forefront. he's spoken about it in a few speeches but policywise you haven't seen it. it will be interesting to see the reception he gets when he does this speech at the
brandenburg gate. he's going to be giving it on the east side of the gate. something president coukennedy could not do because of the berlin wall 50 years ago. there will be comparisons between when he came over here five years ago. >> german chancellor merkel obviously upset with the president about the nsa leaks that have now come out. we've heard the european public obviously in recent weeks has been upset about the new ret revelations, about drone use in general, even though the white house insists they're steering that in a different direction going forward. that causes some new challenges as well, doesn't it? >> it does, especially with merkel. this relationship, you know, it's interesting about president obama and angela merkel, they're now sort of the gray hairs, if you will, they're the only two left. everybody that was at the first
g-20 of the g-8 no longer there. medved gone, czsarkozy gone. the most stable world leaders has been obama and merkel. they worked very closely together during the greek crisis and the european crisis there where the president was lobbying merkel almost every day to do something. something like this, undermining that relationship, is something that doesn't -- i know doesn't sit well with the white house because the president personally has become so fond and had a great working relationship with merkel. i imagine that's why, by the way, he's getting a state dinner. it is a recipro cation. so i don't think -- it sort of colors the visit a little bit but i don't think it's going to impact it too much. >> chuck todd joining us from ireland. we'll see you back again tomorrow. thanks very much. appreciate it. we're back next with the
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we are watching the supreme court at this hour where several major decisions could be announced in just a matter of moments. we're waiting for justices to hand down decisions on the constitutionality of the same sex marriage ban. the federal defense of marriage act, doma. also, whether race should be a factor in college admissions. my colleague chris matthews is going to anchor our coverage at
the top of the hour as we wait for an announcement. we do not expect a formal statement from the president if one of those landmark decisions comes down. we'll keep you posted on that as it takes place. we want to bring in our monday gaggle right now. deputy editor of the rothenburg political report and contributing writer for roll call, nathan gonzalez. editorial writer for "the washington post" ruth markus. and washington, d.c. editor for "the national review," robert coaster. i'll start with you quickly. the g-8s are not traditionally known for being the most productive summits. what do we leave with at the end of the trip? >> i think the president will have to make more statements on syria but it's really an assertion of his second term foreign policy. where is he going to take the country in his second term? what are the key strategic areas? >> with the trip to africa as
well, which i think your own newspaper acknowledged is not going to be a cheap trip. but other presidents have done this. with so many things on the president's plate, what challenge, does it pose that he's going to be overseas? is the timing bad? >> i think it's -- the timing is never good for a foreign trip in the sense that there's always something bubbling back home. i think the challenge for the white house on this trip, because it's two back to back, is to also keep the eye -- its eye on the immigration ball back home. because from my point of view, the test of success of the president's second term will be whether or not he gets a comprehensive immigration reform passed. yes, white houses can juggle a bunch of balls, but it's kind of the moment where you might want to let the president be around making phone calls. >> give us a sense, i mean, obviously l
obviously, the senate side hopes to have this wrapped up by the fourth of july. we heard the conversation a short time ago, its own issues right now. where to you think it will go? particularly on the house side? >> i think there is moving pieces. there is the senate part with how many votes it gets. with the story today about david druker -- >> right, "the examiner." >> if the speaker isn't willing to bring a bill to the floor, i think that's a big deal. i think that's a higher hurdle. i think there's a lot expectations he would be willing to bring it to the floor without the majority of his caucus. so i think it's very tough. >> a lot probably depends on how many votes they get in the senate. 60 versus 70 is very different. i want to put up some poll numbers. that just came out this morning about the president's approval rating. we on days like this do. the approval rating among all a dults. 45% approve. 54% disapprove.
there's been a greater downward spiral among young americans that for a long time were really the core, the giant base of support for the president in many ways. also downward slides among independents. give us a sense right now. he has 3 1/2 years left but only a smaller window of time to accomplish real challenge like immigration. >> i think ruth brought up a great point. when you look at the president's second term, how does he define hope and change? how does he keep that '08 message moving forward? he's dealing with a lot of complicated issues. boehner's looking closely at the senate. if this comes strong out of the senate, 70-plus votes, boehner's going to be under pressure. if it only has 65 votes, rubio maybe falls away, this is going to get very complicated. >> can i ask you about joe manchin. a headline this morning joe manchin who is not up for election till 2018, has already launched his campaign. he's producing an ad that's
going to be shot today to counter the nra ad going after him. we're learning his chief of staff let his own nra membership go lapse. is this a personal battle? where does the nra versus ma manchin fight go from here? >> it's going to be interesting to see nra versus manchin, nra versus bloomberg, if there's any possibility for anything to happen. senator manchin from a very gun-loving state, lifelong nra member, but when you talk to him, you can tell he was deeply moved by the newtown tragedy and is now very dug in, trying to get what i would think is a very reasonable piece of legislation passed. >> was the president too slow to act in the days after newtown? >> there's only so much he cab do. i think he wanted to move faster. not everyone wanted to move with him in the same direction. >> after the santa monica shooting, people didn't even really revisit this issue again.
there were five people killed on a college campus in california. want your take, robert. >> you've got to look at someone like pat tomb y toomey from pennsylvania. can they help manchin to reignite this debate? that's what i'm watching as a reporter. >> we asked who was the most recent president to not visit northern ireland. the answer, george h.w. bush in 1985 and under intention security, bill clinton became the first sitting president to visit northern ireland. to show support for the peace process there. congratulations, a repeat winner, congratulations. does he still get a mug? we've got plenty. if you've got a political trivia question for us, e-mail us. we're going to be right back. i'm tony siragusa and i'm training guys who leak a little, to guard their manhood with new depend shields and guards. the discreet protection that's just for guys. now, it's your turn.
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does he offer you any advice? does he think you should run? >> i think we have a split ball ballott among the bush senior family. >> we want to bring our gaggle back in. give us a sense. jeb bush, never too early, faith and freedom just wrapped up. is he too moderate for the republican party? >> he eis making interesting maneuvers. he looks like he is ready to carve out a space in the senate. maybe try to be the centrist republican candidate. >> bush/clinton, is that what we are talking about? >> never bet against barbara bush. my bet is the former president is the one on the right side of that family dynamic. >> no one wants to close the door. anything that jeb or other
potential candidates do keep the door open. at some point you have to start running. you have to start putting a team together and in place. >> the most interesting conversation was not between clinton and bush but clinton and christie. shameless plugs. >> justin rose. i was at the u.s. open over the weekend. great match from a good brit. >> you keep going. >> my shameless plug is a happy birthday to my husband. he is 55 today. happy birthday, honey. >> congratulations to my sisterer who graduated from portland state yesterday. >> putin/robert kraft. whose story is more accurate? did robert kraft give it to him or did this thing get taken away? >> i am going to go with kraft on this one. you never know about putin. >> he has three rings but
vladimir putin, is that the best place to give it? >> putin gets what putin likes. >> it gives more meaning to the term kiss the ring. >> it would have been entertaining to see kraft and his people as kgb escort putin out of the ring. >> it's on display. they are proud of it. >> we are waiting for a readout from the last white house. on them saying let this thing go for now. that is going to do it for us for this edition of "the daily rundown." we will see you back tomorrow for much more. coming up next on msnbc we are waiting for the supreme court decisions. chris matthews is going to extend our coverage, as well.
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good morning. i'm chris matthews in for chris jansing. two big events this morning. big decision expected from the supreme court and president obama is at the g-8 summit trying toal rally support for syria. what it could mean for the region and for us. overshadowing the conference is another leak by edward snowden. he gave the british newspaper a document that shows american-british intelligence checked e-mails and listened to phone calls from leaders at another conference. later this afternoon president obama will meet with russian president vladimir